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As glaciers retreat and permafrost thaws, massive landslides threaten coastal communities. Those, in turn, could trigger giant sea waves.

This story originally appeared in High Country News and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Tucked against glacier-capped mountains, the Begich Towers loom over Whittier, Alaska. More than 80 percent of the small towns residents live in the Cold…

In this article, we examine the potential role of the lung microbiome in people with COPD. Although questions remain, the picture is growing clearer.

In this Special Feature, we inspect the growing links between the lung microbiome and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD refers to a group of conditions, all of which cause difficulty breathing; among them are emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In…

Bisexual people are more likely to begin smoking after coming out than other LGBTQ+ or heterosexual individuals according to a new study.

A new survey identifies one LGB+ group that is more likely to start smoking cigarettes after coming out. Previous research suggests that LGB+ individuals are more likely to smoke cigarettes. However, a new study from the School of Public Health…

Thanksgiving 2020 is going to be different. In this Special Feature, we provide some simple ways to protect our mental health during the holiday season.

For most people, Thanksgiving will be very different this year. In this article, we provide 5 basic tips to help bolster our mental health before, during, and after the 2020 holiday season. Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to share food…

Ransomware as a service, exposed SMS photos, and more of the week’s top security news.

America’s electoral crisis reached a new low this week, as Donald Trump fired Christopher Krebs, the widely respected director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. The reason? Krebs had dared point out, both through CISA and his personal Twitter…

The diabetes drug empagliflozin significantly improved the heart function of people with heart failure. For many, it led to a reversal of the disease.

A newly released study found that people with heart failure who received the diabetes drug empagliflozin showed significant improvements in heart structure and function, with many experiencing a reversal of the disease. Approximately 6.2 million adults in the United States…

New research suggests that prolonged cynical hostility — a person’s negative reactions to stressful situations — may pose a risk for cardiovascular health.

In todays turbulent political climate, hostility is becoming an increasingly familiar part of everyday life. This negative environment not only makes it uncomfortable to socialize, but prolonged, cynical hostility may pose a serious health issue. According to a Baylor University-led…

Concerns about bias in image recognition services from Google, Microsoft, and Amazon.

201 with 98 posters participating Men often judge women by their appearance. Turns out, computers do too. When US and European researchers fed pictures of members of Congress to Googles cloud image recognition service, the service applied three times as…

Walmart has released its Black Friday 2020 sales ad. The sale begins online the night before Thanksgiving and continues Black Friday in stores.

Walmart stores will be closed on Thanksgiving for the first time since the late 1980s. USA TODAY UPDATE: Walmart has changed when the PlayStation and Xbox Series X will go on sale. See the latest story here. Walmart has released…